This post is co-written by Akshaya and Mara. Writing a novel takes a long time. You spend months, even years, wrestling with an idea you love. You slog through revision after revision after revision, because publishing is a difficult game that demands nothing less than your best. You work so hard, for so long, with… Continue reading The World Isn’t Wide Enough For My Book (Or Is It?)
Hello, everyone! I’m here today to talk about one of the most important and, in my opinion, least discussed parts of being a writer: your website. Back when I was a newbie writer, author websites were my everything. I’d spend hours reading back through the archives of every site I could find for authors I… Continue reading Why Your Author Website Matters
Hi all! At WBP we love Writing Conferences and Book Festivals! So we thought we’d give an overview of 2018 Conferences and Festivals to see if any are a good fit for you! I’m going to break it into Writing Conferences (Good for networking, working on craft, and agent pitching) and Book Festivals (Fan events,… Continue reading Upcoming 2018 Conferences & Festivals
UPDATE: See ALL of our CP Match Ups HERE! Hi all! We asked on Twitter if people would be interested in a CP match up post for y’all to find critique partners and it was a resounding yes. So, here you go! As you might know we all met up through various CP match-up posts like… Continue reading WBP’s Critique Partner Match Up!
Happy New Year! Instead of resolutions this year, we decided to share each of our rose, thorn and bud. Katy suggested the awesome idea, which seemed like a cool reflective exercise for us to look back on the old year and look forward to the new. Rose = the highlight of 2017. Thorn = the… Continue reading Happy New Year 2018: WBP Rose, Thorn & Bud
Hi all! Happy NaNoWriMo 2017! Hope you’ve gotten your writing off to a great start. Since our blog is all about advice, inspiration and community we thought we’d all band together to give some advice from our own personal NaNoWriMo experiences and to cheer everyone on! Meg: I’ve tried NaNoWriMo a few times in the… Continue reading NaNoWriMo advice from WBP
Welcome to What We’re Reading: Halloween Edition, where we tell you our spookiest reads! Just a note, some of these covers are what nightmares are made of! Melody is reading AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT ANTHOLOGY by Kate Karyus Quinn, Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts… Continue reading What We’re Reading: Halloween Edition
I’m going to use a blog about writing to talk about blogging about writing (so meta!). So, since we talk a lot about writing and publishing, I figure it fits to talk about some ways we create our author platforms. One of the biggest social media platforms for writers is blogging. So, when you decide… Continue reading Blogging as a Writer
You’ve got your plot outline. Your story notes. And approximately 54.3 liters of coffee. You’re going to write those 50,000 words in the next 30 days even if it kills you. You’re finally ready for NaNoWriMo. But NaNoWriMo isn’t just about word count. If your goal is simply to dump out 50,000 words of a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Countdown: What do you want out of NaNoWriMo?
Giving feedback on your critique partner’s manuscript is one of the main things you will do as a critique partner. Other duties include making jokes, getting no writing done, sending memes to each other, and w(h)ining. While we all have opinions about books, usually whether we liked them, that is not necessarily what you should… Continue reading You’re a Critique Partner, Now What? Giving Constructive Feedback